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On April 20, 2017 the Charles County Board of Education held a groundbreaking ceremony for ES-22 newly named, Billingsley Elementary School. The 88,847 new school, designed by Grimm + Parker Architects, will hold 760 students in the White Plains neighborhood of Charles County. The project is supposed to open at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year however, there have been some delays in permits. Construction of the new school will help alleviate overcrowding at nearby elementary schools. Billingsley elementary school is a two-story masonry structure with stacked educational wings, a media center, gymnasium, cafeteria, kitchen, administrative area, and other support spaces. The school will have a focus on environmental literacy and will target LEED Silver certification. HVAC system is a hybrid ground source geothermal heat pump with supplemental boilers and cooling towner. The ground source well field is located below the soccer/sport field. Full site development was included.